Definitions of Hoover
  1. noun
    31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
    synonyms: Herbert Clark Hoover, Herbert Hoover, President Hoover
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    Chief Executive, President, President of the United States, United States President
    the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
  2. noun
    a kind of vacuum cleaner
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    vacuum, vacuum cleaner
    an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
  3. noun
    United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    synonyms: William Henry Hoover, William Hoover
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    someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise
  4. noun
    United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    synonyms: J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover
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    attorney, lawyer
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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